Insulin side effects - from FDA reports


In this review, we analyze Insulin side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Insulin. The review is based on 30,819 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Insulin

Insulin has active ingredients of insulin pork. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Insulin 31,262 users)


On Feb, 02, 2019

30,819 people who take Insulin are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Insulin side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • White blood cell count increased
  • Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Febrile neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells)
  • Red blood cells urine positive
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Wound complication
  • Respiratory failure (inadequate gas exchange by the respiratory system)
1 - 6 months:
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Septic shock (shock due to blood infection)
  • Talipes
  • Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
  • Death
  • Depressed level of consciousness
  • Hepatitis c
  • Presyncope
  • Pulmonary alveolar haemorrhage (acute bleeding)
  • Pulmonary mass
6 - 12 months:
  • Foetal exposure during pregnancy (exposing your unborn child to contraindicated in pregnancy leads birth defect)
  • Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)
  • Plasma cell myeloma (cancer that begins in plasma cells)
  • Seizure (abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain)
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  • Vomiting
  • Cardiac murmur (an heart sound in valve abnormality)
  • Cardio-respiratory arrest (sudden dysfunction of heart and lungs)
  • Congenital renal disorder (disease of kidney by birth)
  • Death
1 - 2 years:
  • Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)
  • Hypoglycaemic coma (coma due to deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)
  • Premature delivery
  • Bladder cancer
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Congenital anomaly (birth defect)
  • Diarrhoea
  • Duodenitis (inflammation of the duodenum)
  • Gangrene (body tissue dies)
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
2 - 5 years:
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Septic shock (shock due to blood infection)
  • Erysipelas (bacterial skin infection)
  • Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)
  • Mental status changes (general changes in brain function, such as confusion, amnesia (memory loss), loss of alertness, loss of orientation)
  • Cardiac failure congestive
  • Malabsorption (a state arising from abnormality in absorption of food nutrients across the gastrointestinal (gi) tract)
  • Post procedural sepsis
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  • Aneurysm (enlargement of an artery caused by a weakening of the artery wall)
5 - 10 years:
  • Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)
  • Mental status changes (general changes in brain function, such as confusion, amnesia (memory loss), loss of alertness, loss of orientation)
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  • Death
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  • Pain
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  • Thrombosis (formation of a blood clot inside a blood vessel)
  • Upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage (upper gastrointestinal bleeding)
10+ years:
  • Cardiac failure congestive
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  • Hepatic failure (liver failure)
  • Hospitalisation
  • Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)
  • Large intestinal ulcer
  • Madarosis (absence or loss of the eyelashes)
  • Mental status changes (general changes in brain function, such as confusion, amnesia (memory loss), loss of alertness, loss of orientation)
  • Multi-organ failure (multisystem organ failure)
  • Pain in extremity
not specified:
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Blood glucose increased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Death
  • Pneumonia

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Blood glucose increased
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Pain
  • Visual impairment
male:
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Weight increased
  • Drug ineffective

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Premature baby
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Umbilical cord abnormality
  • Large for dates baby (a baby looks older than gestational period by weight and appearance)
  • Ureteric stenosis (abnormal narrowing or contraction of a duct or canal)
  • Patent ductus arteriosus (condition in which the ductus arteriosus does not close)
  • Genital labial adhesions (inner lips of the external female genitals (labia minora) have stuck together)
  • Irritability
  • Neonatal tachypnoea (a slow breathing in neonate)
2-9:
  • Blood glucose increased
  • Nephrocalcinosis (a condition in which calcium levels in the kidneys are increased)
  • Blood glucose fluctuation
  • Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)
  • Renal impairment (severely reduced kidney function)
  • Hyperbilirubinaemia (excess of bilirubin in the blood)
  • Seizure (abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain)
  • Skin wound
  • Transient ischaemic attack (a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by ischemia (loss of blood flow))
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
10-19:
  • Vomiting
  • Blood glucose increased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Shock (a life-threatening condition with symptoms like low blood pressure, weakness, shallow breathing, cold, clammy skin)
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)
  • Infective pulmonary exacerbation of cystic fibrosis (severe infective lung disease with production of abnormally thick mucus)
  • Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
  • Seizure (abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain)
20-29:
  • Ventricular fibrillation (abnormally irregular heart rhythm)
  • Vomiting
  • Premature delivery
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Weight increased
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)
  • Maternal exposure during pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy)
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Weight decreased
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
30-39:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • White blood cell count increased
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)
  • Tubulointerstitial nephritis (a form of nephritis affecting the interstitium of the kidneys surrounding the tubules)
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
40-49:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Pain
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis (a rare, life-threatening skin condition that is usually caused by a reaction to drugs causes wide spread skin destruction)
50-59:
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Death
  • Pyrexia (fever)
60+:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Death
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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